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Planning in a Post-Sandy World

April 1, 2013 9:00 amtoApril 5, 2013 5:00 pm

The American Planning Association examines the critical questions in a series of workshops focused on long-term solutions for stronger communities. Learn about:

  • Connecting disaster recovery to long-range community planning
  • Using an Interim Recovery Ordinance to resolve land-use issues
  • Finding funding and meeting state and local requirements
  • Adopting mitigation planning for more resilient communities

Registration is free, but reservations are required and seating is limited.

This series of free workshops is supported in part by The Planning Foundation’s “Disaster Recovery and Planning” fund.

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Occupy Parking Lots: Applying Market-Based Policies to Transit Oriented Development

April 9, 2013
8:30 amto2:30 pm

On Tuesday, April 9, Raritan Valley Community College is hosting a conference entitled, “Occupy Parking Lots: Applying Market-Based Policies to Transit Oriented Development.” The conference will raise the idea of building on former parking lots near transit. Since there is a growing market for real estate near transit, this policy approach stands to benefit New Jersey’s builders.

 Leading experts from the private sector, academia and environmental organizations will be featured. For more information, and to register online, please see the following link: www.raritanval.edu/market-based.

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Resilient New Jersey: Adapting Water Infrastructure to the “New Normal”

April 9, 2013
9:00 amto1:00 pm

A Public Hearing of the New Jersey Clean Water Council 
401 East State Street – Public Hearing Room

The New Jersey Clean Water Council will hold its 2012 public hearing (postponed due to Superstorm Sandy) with a revised topic that focuses on improving the resilience of our water infrastructure.  A term with many meanings, resilience can be considered “the capacity to adapt successfully in the presence of risk and adversity.”  There is no question that our water infrastructure has been the victim of adversity over the years – Tropical Storm Irene and Superstorm Sandy are only the two most recent catastrophic events.  Whether the causes are river flooding, coastal storm surges and wave action, high winds, power failures or inadequate asset management, the ongoing and likely risks to water infrastructure are becoming clearer and of greater concern with each year.  How should New Jersey respond?  What roles should State government play? 

The Commissioner of NJDEP, Bob Martin, is scheduled to provide an overview of NJDEP’s ongoing thinking regarding these issues.  Public testimony is invited, leading to formal recommendations by the Clean Water Council to the Commissioner.  A detailed public hearing notice will be released soon.  To pre-register for the public hearing, please contact Geraldine Skrajewski, NJDEP, at GeraldinedotSkrajewskiatdepdotstatedotnjdotus  (GeraldinedotSkrajewskiatdepdotstatedotnjdotus)  

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The Future of Higher Education in New Jersey

April 12, 2013
8:00 amto2:00 pm

Public higher education in New Jersey faces critical challenges. Among the key issues are affordability, accessibility, and workforce development while striving for institutional excellence and effective statewide governance. New Jersey’s four-year public colleges and universities are some of the most productive in the country and have some of the highest retention rates and graduation rates in the country – and enrollment are at record levels. The restructuring of the public research sector has positioned Rutgers University to compete nationally with other flagship institutions, and it has placed Rowan University in a more prominent position to conduct research and medical education.

The challenge in this Forum is to focus on some of these issues, including the restructuring of Rutgers, cost and affordability issues, financial aid needs and workforce development.   

Location:  Law School – at the S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice, Lower Level – Room 070, 123 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102

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Downtown New Jersey Meeting

April 12, 2013
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Downtown New Jersey welcomes Joe Getz to discuss  his company’s Community Insights Recruitment Toolkit: An effective and inexpensive way to recruit stores, restaurants and developers to your downtown.

Location: Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith and Davis, Metro Corporate Campus 199 Wood Street, Iselin, New Jersey 08830-2712– 4th Floor.

This special event is free and open to the public. An RSVP is required. Contact: Dawn McDonough  (infoatdowntownNJdotcom)  , 888-228-8116.

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Together North Jersey

April 15, 2013
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

The Inner Morris & Essex Strategic Corridor Plan is a joint effort between Together North Jersey, the municipalities of Newark, East Orange, Orange, and West Orange, Greater Newark LISC and the Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies.  The objective of this effort is to discover how the communities can best take advantage of the transportation resources to connect to jobs and other opportunities, identify the critical links that need to be strengthened within these communities, identify the special places that make each community unique, and identify the common issues and challenges that these communities face.

The second public workshop for “Inner M&E Strategic Corridor Plan” will be held on Monday, April 15, and will present an opportunity for county residents and members of the public to weigh in on the future of the transit corridor that stretches from the Newark Broad Street Station Area through the Oranges to the Highland Avenue Station Area.

Workshop topics will include developing a unified vision for the future of the corridor; considering how abandoned properties can be reinvented; discussing ways to improve how people move along the corridor and how it connects them; and how to ensure a strong economic future for the corridor.

Together North Jersey is a collaborative partnership dedicated to strengthening the region’s economy and improving access to good jobs, quality schools, safe and stable neighborhoods, a healthy environment, fresh food, and civic and cultural resources. The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is the administrative and fiscal agent for Together North Jersey.

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Northern New Jersey Sustainable Resources & Networking Forum

April 16, 2013
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

At this event, you will meet other municipal officials, residents, and businesses, to give your municipality the support it needs for Sustainable Jersey certification.  You will also learn how to transition from bronze to silver-level certification from Mount Arlington Borough and Chatham Borough. 

Are there certification actions that you wish to accomplish but don’t know where to start?  Ample networking time will allow you to navigate a “Resource Action Matrix” to identify resources available to complete actions in the program, save money, and also develop partnerships with others who are trying to accomplish similar goals.  This is a great opportunity to share and learn from one another.

For an updated list of participants and schedule for the evening, please view the AGENDA. If you need additional information, contact infoatsustainablejerseydotcom.

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Together North Jersey Workshop

April 16, 2013
6:00 pmto8:00 pm

The Inner Morris & Essex Strategic Corridor Plan is a constructive dialogue with the communities of Newark,
East Orange, Orange, and West Orange along the Morris and Essex Line encompassing the station areas of
Newark Broad Street, East Orange, Brick Church, Orange, and Highland Avenue. This event gives YOU the
opportunity to share your ideas about planning for the future to make your communities more livable and have better
access to jobs, housing, transportation, cultural and recreational opportunities.

Where:
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Essex County
47 Cleveland Street
City of Orange,NJ 07050

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Outstanding Achievements in Affordable Housing Awards Breakfast

April 18, 2013
7:30 amto9:00 am

Central Jersey Housing Resource Center (CJHRC) 21st Annual Outstanding Achievements in Affordable Housing Awards Breakfast

Honorees:

Samaritan Homeless Interim Program (SHIP)
“Outstanding Leadership & Vision for Social Service Programs in Somerset County”

 Angelo F. DiOrio, Executive Director, Cooperative Housing Corp. (CHC)
“Outstanding Leadership & Vision in Affordable Housing”                                                                                                                                                                  

New Jersey Future
“Outstanding Leadership in Housing Issues & Land Use Policies”

 Place:
Madeline’s on Vosseller
518 Vosseller Avenue
Bound Brook, New Jersey 08805

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Regional Plan Association Assembly

April 19, 2013
8:00 amto4:00 pm

A Resilient Region

Waldorf-Astoria, New York

This year’s event will look at topics including:

  • How can the region reduce carbon emissions? How will communities and infrastructure need to change to minimize disruptions from severe storms?
  • Do stagnating incomes threaten the economic health of the region? What can local and state governments do to increase the economic opportunity of residents?
  • How can government operate more efficiently, be more responsive to long-term needs and less paralyzed by debt?

More information and registration.

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